Something Else To Do

If you are looking to get away from the 10th-anniversary-of-9/11 commemoration, which is most everywhere right now, this Sunday, September 11 is Germany’s European Heritage Day, and many heritage sites will be celebrating in their own way. For example Kloster Andechs, in Bavaria, will be opening rooms (for guided tours) that normally stay closed to the public during the rest of the year, and we have every intention of getting there to take a look around.
For other sites in Germany one can look here; Austria is holding its cultural heritage day later, on September 25th.

I am glad we have finally come to the 10-year mark with 9/11. We can look upon this as a finale of sorts — the day will always have a special meaning and sadness to those who witnessed it, but perhaps the growing distance will help to put it in the past.

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2 Responses to Something Else To Do

  1. Capt. Fogg says:

    I’m afraid that American politics will hold on to the self-pity as long as it can be used against our civil liberty and privacy and as long as it can be used to inspire aggression abroad.

  2. Marcellina says:

    Hmmm, I wonder, though, if the “13th anniversary of 9/11” will be able to carry the same weight and resonance as all those up to now. At some point in a few years, some kids are going to start saying “enough with all that”. At least that’s what I’m hoping for.
    It’s like the fall of the Berlin Wall. The media still harps on it, but most Germans have been “well yeah whatever” for many years now.

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